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GEORGE J. SAVIN JR. - SENIOR PARTNER

Attorney George J. Savin Jr., is a native Californian. He graduated from Cal State University Long Beach in 1970 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and from Washburn University School of Law in Kansas in 1973. Mr. Savin was an Assistant District Attorney in Kansas from 1973 to 1975. His experience as a criminal prosecutor following law school gave Mr. Savin trial knowledge and the confidence he portrays today.

Soon after, George J. Savin Jr. moved back to California in 1975 for a change in his practice area and to work as in-house corporate counsel for a major corporation. Their he was instrumental in negotiations, arbitration and dispute settlements, drafting of contracts, and legal advice and policy implementation.

Mr. Savin went into private law practice, and was joined by his partner, Bonnie Marie Bursk in 1983. He is admitted to practice law in California and Kansas.

Currently, George J. Savin Jr. focuses the majority of his practice in Workers’ Compensation. He has been a speaker at various functions for applicants’ attorneys including continuing education seminars which attorneys attend to learn about the field of workers’ compensation.

Mr. Savin has a reputation in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for being an excellent workers’ comp attorney, and thus has been referred thousands of cases over the years. Amongst the typical workers’ compensation claims, George J. Savin, Jr., also handles Uninsured Employers’ Fund cases otherwise known as UEF. Whereas most attorneys refer out or refuse to touch UEF cases, Attorney George J. Savin Jr. has confidence and takes pride in being very successful in dealing with these more complicated types of cases.

Mr. Savin is known in the workers’ compensation community for being able to take a good case and create a great case. Mr. Savin has tried hundreds of cases at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board and has taken other cases up on appeal to Sacramento CA., and has been a part of law changing case decisions. George J. Savin Jr. has settled numerous million dollar cases for his clients over the years and is always ready for the difficult obstacles. Mr. Savin has been in the Workers’ Comp arena for a long time and as such has faced just about every defense firm in the Greater Los Angeles area and surrounding cities.

In addition to his area of emphasis in workers’ compensation, Mr. Savin handles Personal Injury, Medical and Professional Malpractice, and Criminal Defense. George J. Savin, Jr., is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association and California Consumer Attorneys Association.


BONNIE MARIE BURSK - MANAGING PARTNER

Attorney Bonnie Marie Bursk is a native Californian. Ms. Bursk graduated from Cal State University Northridge in 1973 with a bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish, and from Southwestern University School of Law in 1976.

She was an Assistant Inheritance Tax Attorney for the California State Controller, Inheritance and Gift Tax Division from 1977 to 1982, and went on to private practice in September, 1982. In November, 1983, Bonnie and her partner George formed the law firm of Savin & Bursk.

Bonnie Marie Bursk is a Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

She is a founding member and past President of the Southern California Counsel of Elder Law Attorneys, and a member of the Warner Center Estate Planning Council and San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council and has been a speaker with California Continuing Education of the Bar in the areas of Trusts and Estate Planning.

Bonnie Marie Bursk is also a past president of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, past Chairperson of the Government Affairs Committee, and she still participates actively in the Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to Probate, Trust Law, and Wills, Bonnie Marie Bursk also handles Civil cases and matters related to Elder Law, Elder Abuse, and Fraud.


ADAM J. SAVIN - SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Adam J. Savin is a young energized attorney who is eager for litigation and up to the task of complex litigation. Adam is bringing a new age of technology and creativity to the table at Savin & Bursk. In his first two years at Savin & Bursk he was responsible for the majority of changes and style in the remodel makeover. In additional Adam updated the entire workers compensation and personal injury case management system, implemented policies and procedures, updated the computer software to allow the office to participate in the court paperless system as well as electronic filing of court documents. Adam J. Savin has brought Savin & Bursk into the new age and is still making changing and improving the way the office conducts business to better assist our clients.

Attorney Adam J. Savin is a native Californian who grew up in the San Fernando Valley. Adam graduated from Cal State University Northridge in 2006 with a bachelor degree in Political Science, and from Southwestern University School of Law (Scale accelerated program) in 2010.

During his law school career, Adam J. Savin did an extern-ship at the Los Angeles Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in down town under the supervision of the Presiding Judge. His experience has given Savin & Bursk a head-start on new innovations in paperless and electronic filings with the paperless court system called EAMS.

Following his fathers’ footsteps, Adam J. Savin has jumped right into practicing Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Law, as well as some Criminal Defense. Adam has been working with his father since 2000, and as a result has been able to jump right into the field and tackle difficult cases, argue motions in court, handle the taking and defending of depositions, participate in mediation, and take cases to trial. Adam J. Savin is a young, innovative, and hungry attorney who will exceed his client’s expectations.

Adam J. Savin is a member of the California Applicants Attorney Association, Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and Consumers Attorney of California.


LINDSAY LUPE SAVIN - ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Lindsay Lupe Savin is a new edition to the attorney’s at Savin & Bursk. A California native, Lindsay graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Politics. Thereafter, she attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she earned her Juris Doctorate.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Bonnie Marie Bursk, Lindsay has been focused on Estate Planning, Trust litigation, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Probates, and Elder Abuse law. Lindsay is attentive to clients, detail oriented, and focused on facilitating a positive and caring atmosphere in the office.

In addition to working on Estate planning and Probates, Lindsay has helped Bonnie and Adam in cases involving complex litigation and serious personal injuries such as nursing home neglect and elder abuse. We look forward to seeing Lindsay’s career blossom here at Savin & Bursk.


LONNIE SAVIN KANTZ

Lonnie Savin Kantz is a young determined new edition to Savin & Bursk, ready to solve complex issues. Lonnie is a native Californian who grew up in Northridge. Lonnie graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and from Western State University College of Law with a Juris Doctorate.

During her law school career, Lonnie Savin Kantz worked at her law school’s Family Law Legal Clinic. There, she handled a complex divorce trial, wrote divorce decrees, wrote custody agreements, and performed many other tasks for her clients. She also was on the Moot Court Team, and attended a Civil Law Moot Court Competition. Her experience has given her great practice and skill in the court room as well as significant knowledge with everyday tasks in a law firm.

Lonnie now follows her father George J. Savin Jr.’s legacy and has been focused primarily on Workers Compensation Law at Savin & Bursk. Amongst the typical workers’ compensation claims, Lonnie also assists George J. Savin, Jr. in uninsured employers fund cases, otherwise known as UEF cases. She assists and tackles depositions, hearings, and many other tasks and issues that are handed her way.

Lonnie is also eager in helping modernize Savin & Bursk. She assists with the implementation of the new policies, procedures, and oversight of general office management.

Lonnie strives to assist clients. She has excellent communication skills, resolves issues promptly, is very organized and detailed oriented, and works aggressively to get the job done.

Lonnie is eager to have her career blossom here at Savin & Bursk.


ARNOLD W. GROSS

Arnold W. Gross bring exceptional experience and expertise to The Law Offices of Savin & Bursk in the field of Personal Injury Law and litigation strategies. Arnold W. Gross is a nationally recognized, honored and experienced litigation and trial attorney with expertise in all types of personal injury cases, wrongful death matters, and criminal defense cases. Mr. Gross is an AV rated Martindale Hubbell attorney, an honor he has enjoyed for 30 years.

Mr. Gross has been selected as a California Super Lawyer in plaintiff personal injury cases in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Arnold W. Gross has been involved in more than 80 major jury trials and hundreds of court trials and arbitrations. Mr. Gross has a winning track record with significant settlements and verdicts with over a hundred cases resolving with six, seven, and eight figures.

Arnold W. Gross is a highly respected Civil Litigation attorney who is recognized amongst his peers for his work and achievements during his 40 years of practicing law. Mr. Gross serves as a settlement officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and as a mediator and arbitrator for the Ventura County Superior Court.

Arnold W. Gross is actively involved in a number of professional organizations. He is a master of the Jerome H. Berenson Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Ventura County Bar Association. As a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Mr. Gross served as treasurer, a member of the Board of Trustees, and a Delegate to the State Bar Convention, where a statutory change he drafted and proposed became California law.

As part of his wide ranging community service, Arnold W. Gross serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Klein Chaplaincy Service of the South Bay, acts as a judge for the clinical law jury trial program at the UCLA Law School, serves as a mentor to first year law students at UCLA Law School, serves as a mentor for CAALA, and is a musician playing with the UCLA Alumni Band.

Arnold W. Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in English, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Gross graduated in the top 25% of his law school class with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.